The best free events in Philadelphia this weekend and next week

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(Music / community / kid-friendly / free) The Philadelphia Clef Club Ensemble heads to Cedar Park for a night of smooth jazz. Bring a chair, pack a cooler, and come ready for an evening of dancing and music. (Free, June 24, 6-8 pm, 4900 Baltimore Ave.,, universitycity.org)

(Pride Month / festival) This free outdoor festival is packed with art, music, community resources, and more for the whole family. Spend the day taking in performances and special activities while enjoying food from food trucks like Jules Thin Crust and refreshing (nonalcoholic) drinks from Pina Colada Perumex. (June 24, noon-5 pm, 515 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown,, bucksmontpride.com)

(Seasonal / art / outdoors) The tri-state area’s largest arts festival is back showcasing the work of talented local makers. Featuring more than 300 artists covering a variety of disciplines (from glass and ceramics to painting and jewelry), this festival has something for everyone. (June 25-26, along Main St.,, manayunk.com)

(Museum / kid-friendly) The art museum has eased into an expanded summer menu of children’s programming, including family art-making every Friday night in July and August, extra studio time in the South Vaulted Walkway and in the outdoor sculpture garden, pop -up studios with local artists, and pay-what-you-wish admission for grown-ups on July 3. Guests up to age 18 are always admitted free. Ages 2-12. (June 25-Aug. 28, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.,, philamuseum.org)

(Art / outdoors) Backdropped by dozens of silk sculptures – look out for the tigers designed by local kids – the Asian Arts Initiative leads a lantern-making workshop and tai chi lessons in Franklin Square. There are free books to grab, too. Ages 3-13. (June 28, 10 am-noon, 6th and Race Sts.,, welcomeamerica.com)

(Seasonal) Haitian folk-soul singer and guitarist Nathalie “Talie” Cerin headlines an evening where Afrovisualist Jihan Thomas leads an estate-inspired art activity. Pack your own picnic or grab a pita sandwich from the Moshava Food Truck. All ages. (June 30, 6-8: 30 pm, 5001 Grant Ave.,, glenfoerd.org)

(Fitness / outdoors) Grab a mat, towel and a bottle of water and prepare for an evening of wellness. Alyssa Martin from Lumos Yoga & Barre leads yogis through an hour of guided practice at Race Street Pier. In the event of rain, this event will move to Cherry Street Pier. (Thursdays through July 28, 6-7 pm, Columbus Blvd. and Race St.,, eventbrite.com)

(Seasonal / in-person / kid-friendly) Those of us tired of waiting for a beach day can swing by these outdoor shops to watch four pro-sand-sculpting teams build whimsical, gritty art. The castles and such will be complete to wander among, and, sandboxes will be open to play in. Ages 2+. (Through Aug. 31, 400 State Rd., New Hope,, peddlersvillage.com)

(Fitness / in-person / outdoors) Head to the Schuylkill Banks for a morning of zen movement. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and enjoy this all-levels instructor-led yoga class. Yoga classes take place (weather permitting) on ​​Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 pm throughout the spring and summer. (Pay what you can, various dates through October, 2500 Locust St.,, eventbrite.com)

(Art / in-person / outdoors) Magical Fantasy, a collection of bold and bright 3D art pieces by London-based artist Morag Myerscough, has transformed The Navy Yard into a colorful playground. Stop by to wander through the exhibit and escape into an abstract dreamland without leaving the city. (Through October, Broad St. and Constitution Ave.,, navyyard.org)

(Outdoors / multiday / kid-friendly) Philly’s oldest research garden has teamed up with the Bicycle Coalition to lend, repair, and teach kids about bikes every Friday after school. There are snacks, too. Ages 5-17. (Fridays through Nov., 3-6 pm, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.,, bartramsgarden.org)

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